Everyone's heard of the Law of Attraction. And although I agree whole heartedly, I believe that what's missing is the understanding of how the mind works.
All thoughts and feelings are stored subconsciously. These power our actions and habits. So to change on the level of behaviour, it needs to happen subconsciously. The logical mind is limited to willpower and short term memory. If it could fix anything we wouldn't need the many healing modalities available to all of us today.
I educate clients to understand that thinking about change or thinking how to change is a useless activity unless it leads you to the beneficial actions that will actually change something! You need to also find the vehicle that will affect change at the level of the deeper mind. Meditation is wonderful to quiet the (here is where the relearning happens) in order to open it up for change. Hypnosis used to coach your mind to change IS the most effective way to re-train the mind to work for you instead of against you based on your self beliefs.
Self Hypnosis should be taught as of Grade 3 which is when we are more able to focus our attention long enough to get those positive suggestions happening subconsciously. But it's never too late.
My Mind Coaching with Self Hypnosis workshop December 6th is full but if you are interested in learning how to use it to help yourself, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get you on my mailing list. The next workshop will likely be in February, 2015.
To help you understand how the mind works, here are the Rules of the Mind:
What the Mind expects to happen tends to be realized
If you’ve ever had insomnia, you’ve learned the law of reverse effect. This means that the harder you tried to sleep or quiet your mind the more difficult it became. The harder you tried to go to sleep, the more wide awake you became. The rule is, “When dealing with the subconscious mind, take it easy’. As your faith in your subconscious mind increases, you learn to ‘let it happen’ rather than trying to ‘force it to happen”.